The President should be thankful he won’t be running against a felon or a nobody come November. It was just two weeks ago when a felon, Keith Judd, in the federal pen in Texarkana, won 40% of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic Primary. Winning 40% of the vote assures Mr. Judd, by law, at least two delegates at the Democratic National Convention. Well it’s too bad Mr Judd or should I say #11593-051, couldn’t get on the ballot in Arkansas and Kentucky.
Last night President of the United States, Barrack Obama, won only 58% of the vote in Kentucky. Not bad until you consider he ran unopposed, as in there was no other name on the ballot. Who won the other 42% – Uncommitted. Yep, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky decided Uncommitted was a better choice than the current President. Keep in mind this was the Democratic Primary; democrats were voting. There was probably some crossover and it’s worth noting more people voted in the Democratic primary in Kentucky than voted in the Republican primary. Romney did win all 42 delegates in Kentucky last night. Have no doubts, Kentucky will go to Romney in the general election but the folks there don’t seem too enthused about it.
The President fared no better in the Razorback State. He did have an opponent this time. John Wolfe, a Tennessee attorney won 41% of the vote to President Obama’s 59%. John Wolfe will have at least one representative in the Arkansas delegation at the national convention. I submit that Keith Judd, had he been able to get past the “no felon on presidential ballots” laws in KY and AR, would have given the President a better game then Uncommitted and John Wolfe. This may have actually been a horse race.
Governor Romney won 28 of the 32 delegates in Arkansas last night, but again failed to turn out more voters than the Democratic primary. Like Kentucky, Arkansas will go to Romney on election night in November and like Kentucky, they ain’t happy about it. No one is calling the hog for Romney, if you know what I’m saying.
Still Governor Romney has amassed 1073 delegates and only needs 71 more to officially win the nomination.
The Lone Star state of Texas is up next, voting May 29th. With 155 delegates at stake, the Governor will win the Republican nomination in Texas.
Only two questions remain – will Texans be happy about voting for Romney and is Keith Judd on the Democratic ballot in Texas?
As far as the national polls between the President and Governor Romney, pay them no mind. Those polls mean nothing until the 3 presidential debates and the national conventions are done.